• MSU Title IX Program

    It is the mission of the Title IX program at Michigan State University to cultivate a campus community that is free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including relationship violence and sexual misconduct. We do this by:

    • Raising awareness through education and training programs
    • Encouraging individuals impacted to report incidents
    • Holding individuals accountable for violations of university policy
    • Providing students and employees with resources and supportive services to facilitate ongoing academic and professional success
    • Offering opportunities for community engagement

  • MSU Sexual Assault Program

    The MSU Sexual Assault Program responds to those impacted by sexual violence and works to create a community free of violence and oppression. MSU SAP operates as a unit within the Counseling Center at Michigan State University.

    The MSU Sexual Assault Program provides immediate crisis intervention and advocacy services to women and men who have been victims of rape or sexual assault, as well as proactive sexual assault prevention education programming for MSU community members. The SAP also offers confidential referrals to community resources providing advocacy and support to individuals not affiliated with MSU.

    The prevention education programming offered by the SAP consists of sexual violence awareness presentations and multi-session workshops for the university community.  Topics include:  rape 101; myths and facts; consent; rape culture; drug-facilitated sexual assault; and risk education.  Programs are designed specifically for the classroom, residence halls, and sorority/fraternity system.  For more information or to request a program, contact the MSU Sexual Assault Program.

  • MSU Safe Place

    MSU Safe Place is a program that addresses relationship violence and stalking.  It is located on the campus of Michigan State University and serve students, faculty, staff, their spouses/partners and non-affiliated members in the Greater Lansing area.

    Safe Place provides advocacy, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of violence and their minor children. All support services are free and confidential.  Additionally, Safe Place works to increase awareness about relationship violence and stalking through community education, outreach efforts, expert witness training, professional trainings and consultation.

  • Counseling Center

    The Michigan State University Counseling Center’s (MSUCC) purpose is to help all students succeed by providing support for the university’s academic goals, assisting in decreasing student and faculty/staff stress, aiding the effort to provide a health environment, helping students focus on personal and career goals, thereby contributing to students’ motivation and performance and by increasing satisfaction with university, which results in greater retention.

    MSUCC serves as the central access point for students seeking mental health services on campus. It offers consultation, assessment, time-limited professional counseling, self-help resources and appropriate referrals to MSU students. The center also provides consultation, outreach and preventive education programming for staff and faculty to assist in their interaction with students.

  • Chance at Childhood

    Through a collaboration with the College of Law, Chance at Childhood promotes and protects the well-being of children and families through integrated social work and law education and advocacy.

  • Resources for Parents

    Sexual abuse is a challenging topic to discuss, especially with children. Below are resources for parents to help keep their children safe and tools to help them speak up when something isn’t right.

    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

    National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW)

    Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCEDSV)

  • Other resources for survivors

    The Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission is a state agency in charge of funding and services for victims of a physical crime. It has four programs that serve and support crime victims including: Compensation, Sexual Assault Forensic Exam, Victim Rights and Crime Victim Assistance. For more information, see their brochure or visit,5885,7-339-71548_54783_54853---,00.html.